The 2014 conference of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network was opened in Hanoi on March 7 focusing on quality assurances for higher education across the region.

The two-day event is themed “Higher Education Quality Assurance in a Changing World: Envisioning the future of the Asia-Pacific”.

It attracted over 120 officials, scholars and educationalists from 34 member countries and territories and the heads of some 70 Vietnamese universities.

Founded in January 2013, APQN has been developed with the purpose of serving the needs of quality assurance agencies in higher education.

As of September 2013, the network comprised more than 130 members from 34 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific.

Vietnam also hosted the annual APQN conference in 2009.-VNA